Results

Date Time Season
7th Sep 2019 3:00 pm National League 1 2019/20

Match Report

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Press Officer David Haigh

Canterbury Rugby's press officer David Haigh
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Canterbury
CANTERBURY 14 OLD ELTHAMIANS 37

This was always going to be a testing debut for Canterbury as they faced up to the hard facts of life in National Division One. They lost this first battle by five tries to two against last season’s runners-up and will be the wiser for it after sampling the intensity of rugby at this level.
The city side were never short of commitment and their competitive instincts kept them well in the contest after falling eighteen points behind in the first half.
What they could not match was Old Elthamians ability to turn breakdown ball into points, find the pack power to claim two penalty tries and inject a healthy dose of defensive steel. Canterbury also disappointed with poor returns from good try scoring positions and were punished for squandering their own possession.
OEs had the benefit of two early penalty goals from fly half Ted Landray
and a long range try by wing George Perkins. That score was a painful lesson for the city side who were attacking the visitors line when they were turned over and Perkins sprinted away.
They were, however, dominating territory and in the 23rd minute registered their first National One points. A catch and drive try claimed by Jamie Stephens was converted by Tom Best but the joy was short lived. A magnificent cover tackle saw OEs centre George Eastwell held up over the line, but the visitors turned up the power at the scrum and won a penalty try. On the stroke of half time they pushed further ahead, a dropped ball handing them the opportunity before Hamish Barton drove over and Landray converted. It was a difficult road ahead for Canterbury but they started the second half full of purpose then failed to turn another opportunity into points. Sam Sterling and Tristan King split the defence but OEs held out. When Canterbury again coughed up possession OEs put the result to bed. Perkins was worked into space for his second try and the margin stretched to 23 points. The city side did get a second score, another catch and drive touchdown by debutant prop Jamie Dever, converted by Best, but a rush of worrying injuries disrupted them and the game drifted away The last play saw OE’s muscle power win a second penalty try.
Canterbury: A.Moss, R.Mackintosh (repl D.Smart), S.Sterling, T.Best, C.Grimes, M.Craven, K.Braithwaite, B.Young (repl A.Cooper), T.King (repl F.Morgan), S.Kenny, R.Cadman, W.Scholes, G.Micans, S.Stapleton (repl S.Rogers). J.Stephens (repl J.Dever).

David Haigh

Canterbury

# Player Position T C P DG
1Billy Young 20Prop0000
2Tristan King 19Hooker0000
3Samuel KennyProp0000
4Royce CadmanLock0000
5Will ScholesLock0000
6George MicansFlanker0000
7Sean Stapleton 17Flanker0000
8Jamie Stephens 18Number Eight1000
9Kyan BraithwaiteScrum half0000
10Max CravenOutside half0000
11Charlie GrimesFull-back0000
12Thomas BestCentre0200
13Sam SterlingCentre0000
14Ricky Mackintosh 16Wing0000
15Aiden MossWing0000
16Daniel Smart 14Scrum half0000
17Samuel Rogers 7Flanker0000
18Jamie Dever 8Number Eight1000
19Frank Morgan 2Hooker0000
20Aaron Cooper 1Prop0000
 Total 2200

Coach/Committee Member/Director of Rugby: Andy Pratt
Press Officer: David Haigh
Team Manager: Andy Rogers
Coach: Dave Marshall
Coach: Matthew Pinnick
Team Administrator/Fourth Official: Chris Fullbrook
Physio Team: Charlie Bannigan
Coach: Matt Corker
Coach: Dave Marshall
Coach: Matthew Pinnick

Old Elthamians

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Director of Rugby: Gavin Lach

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Canterbury

# Player Position T C P DG
1Billy Young 20Prop0000
2Tristan King 19Hooker0000
3Samuel KennyProp0000
4Royce CadmanLock0000
5Will ScholesLock0000
6George MicansFlanker0000
7Sean Stapleton 17Flanker0000
8Jamie Stephens 18Number Eight1000
9Kyan BraithwaiteScrum half0000
10Max CravenOutside half0000
11Charlie GrimesFull-back0000
12Thomas BestCentre0200
13Sam SterlingCentre0000
14Ricky Mackintosh 16Wing0000
15Aiden MossWing0000
16Daniel Smart 14Scrum half0000
17Samuel Rogers 7Flanker0000
18Jamie Dever 8Number Eight1000
19Frank Morgan 2Hooker0000
20Aaron Cooper 1Prop0000
 Total 2200

Coach/Committee Member/Director of Rugby: Andy Pratt
Press Officer: David Haigh
Team Manager: Andy Rogers
Coach: Dave Marshall
Coach: Matthew Pinnick
Team Administrator/Fourth Official: Chris Fullbrook
Physio Team: Charlie Bannigan
Coach: Matt Corker
Coach: Dave Marshall
Coach: Matthew Pinnick

Old Elthamians

Position T C P DG
 5320

Director of Rugby: Gavin Lach

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5
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2
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Match Venue

The Marine Travel Ground
Merton Lane North, Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4 7AZ

Officials

Fourth Official
Chris Fullbrook